Tarzan's Magic Fountain (1949)

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Lex Barker first stepped into the loincloth of the Lord of the Jungle in Tarzan's Magic Fountain. The story gets under way when Tarzan rescues a long-lost aviatrix named Gloria (Evelyn Ankers), who has been kept youthful by the magic fountain of the title. Bad guys Trask (Albert Dekker) and Dodd (Charles Drake) try to exploit the recuperative waters for mercenary purposes. They accompany the rapidly aging Gloria on an expedition back to the secluded valley where the magic waters flow. When the … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By: Curt Siodmak, Harry Chandlee
On DVD: May 5, 2009
Runtime:
Warner Bros.

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Cast


as Tarzan

as Mr. Trask

as Gloria James Jessup

as Jessup

as Vredak

as Pasco

as Leader

as A Fisherman
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Tarzan's Magic Fountain (1949) -- [5.0] -- Lex Barker takes over the loincloth from Johnny Weissmuller, who was simply getting too old and heavy to continue swinging on vines. Unfortunately, what Barker has in looks, he lacks in charisma. The story in this "Lost Horizon-"esque episode involves a woman (Evelyn Ankers) who crashed in the jungle thirty years ago and happened upon a tribe possessing a literal fountain of youth. When Tarzan finds out she's the only person who can testify on behalf of an imprisoned man, he seeks her out, and later defends her adoptive tribe against nefarious hunters. A mediocre entry for sure. It would have helped if the cutsey-poo monkeys weren't so front and center.

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